Library diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Sherratt Library is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming space for the Southern Utah University community. We also make information access free, open, and equitable for all of our patrons.

DEI projects

Open Educational Resources (OER)

We're removing financial barriers to success by leading SUU's OER efforts.

Inclusive collections

We're creating collections that promote diverse voices, authors, and viewpoints.

Events and engagement

We're introducing our patrons to people with different backgrounds and perspectives than their own.

Digital accessibility

We're making our digital resources equitable and accessible for all users, regardless of ability.

Our commitment

  • We promote access to information for all communities on campus, in Cedar City, and across Southern Utah.
  • We honor, preserve, and respect cultural artifacts from local indigenous communities in our Special Collections.
  • We teach library courses that address service needs for diverse users.
  • We remove financial access barriers for students, faculty, and staff through Interlibrary Loan, textbook and technology lending, and Open Educational Resources.
  • We highlight a diversity of voices, perspectives, and works on the local, regional, and national level.


Diversity Alliance

ACRL Diversity Alliance 2022 member

The Sherratt Library is a proud member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance,a program dedicated to increasing diversity and equitable employment experiences in academic libraries. 

Tomorrow's librarians

We prepare future school librarians to positively impact student achievement. These future librarians will:

  • foster inclusive learning environments that acknowledge diverse learning, mental, and physical abilities
  • provide access to materials that meet diverse needs
  • model cultural competence and inclusivity in their communities

Inclusive teaching resources

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Strategies for fostering inclusive classrooms in higher education : international perspectives on equity and inclusion

Jaimie Hoffman, Patrick Blessinger, Mandla Makhanya

Critical pedagogy
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Working in class : recognizing how social class shapes our academic work

Allison L. Hurst and Sandi Kawecka Nenga

Financial equity

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Reach everyone, teach everyone : Universal Design for Learning in higher education

Thomas J. Tobin and Kirsten T. Behling

Universal design Accessibility
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The SAGE handbook of inclusion and diversity in education

Matthew J. Schuelka, Christopher J. Johnstone, Gary Thomas, & Alfredo J. Artiles

Critical pedagogy